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Page 1 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment HOLMES INSTITUTEFACULTY OFHIGHER EDUCATION Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimesterT1, 2021Unit CodeHA1022Unit TitlePrinciples of Financial ManagementAssessment TypeGroup AssignmentAssessment TitleResearch on the Australian Financial MarketPurpose of theassessment(with ULOMapping)To complete this assessment, students are required to:1) Explain the institutional framework of the Australian Financial System;2) Discuss the Equity Market, the instruments available and their uses;3) Discuss the Short- and Long-Term Debt Markets, the instruments available andtheir uses;7) Perform calculations to value securities traded in the financial markets.Weight40% of the total assessmentsTotal Marks40Word limit3,500 words (Maximum)Due DateWeek 10 – Friday 28th, May 2021 at 11:59 pmSubmissionGuidelines• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date, along with acompleted Assignment Cover Page.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, with no spacing, 12-pt Arial fontand 2cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate sectionheadings and page numbers.• Use appropriate referencing, including both in-text citation and at the end ofthe report reference list.Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listedappropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.• Submitted work must be your group’s original work, which demonstratesyour own group’s analysis, critical thinking and research.• You are required to submit the assignment at Group Assignment FinalSubmission, which is under the Assessment folder on Blackboard.• Always keep an electronic copy until you have received the final grade forthe Unit.• Please make sure that you submit the correct file.• Any appeal relating to the wrong submission after the deadline will not beconsidered. Page 2 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment Adapted Harvard ReferencingHolmes has now implemented a revised Harvard approach to referencing:1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources that provide fulltext access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of theessay and titled: References.3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged A-Zalphabetically by author surname. In addition, it MUST include ahyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.For example;P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education,Journal of Information Systems Education,Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details, whichwill consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of theauthoring body, year of publication, page number of content, theparagraph where the content can be found.For example;“The company decided to implement an enterprise-wide data warehousebusiness intelligence strategies (Hawking et al., 2004, p3(4)).”Non – Adherence to Referencing GuidelinesWhere students do not follow the above guidelines:1. Students who submit assignments that do not comply with the guidelinesmay be required to resubmit their assignments or incur penalties forinadequate referencing.2. Late penalties will apply per day after a student or group has beennotified of resubmission requirements.• Students whose citations are identified as fictitious will be reported for academicmisconduct. *Note: Students are required to form and self-enrol into groups – a maximum of 4 students pergroup. You will not be able to submit your group assignment unless you are OFFICIALLY enrolledinto a designated group in Blackboard. Submit the group assignment as a single document,including the Holmes official COVER SHEET. Once formed, the group members should not bechanged for the duration of the trimester.For help with any group assignment matters, please address your email to the following emailaddress: [email protected] and ensure that your full details (Name, student ID, unitname and number) are included. Students must use their Holmes email address.Page 3 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group AssignmentAssignment SpecificationsAssignment TasksThe group assignment task requires a written analysis, documented in a report format, which is basedon your group’s selected ASX listed company. By working in co-operative groups, you are required toapply the financial concepts, which you have learned from the unit content, to your selectedcompany and industry sector.• Firstly, students will need to form groups of maximum four (4) students from the same statecampus by self-enrolling themselves into a group in Blackboard.• Secondly, each student group will need to select an ASX listed company to undertake financialratio, market and competitor analysis.• Thirdly, each student group will need to identify the relevant regulator(s) of their selectedcompany in the industry sector and the recent actions (within the last three years) that theyhave taken to control any identified unethical behaviour in the industry.Note – Groups cannot select the same ASX Listed Company. The first-come, first-served rule willapply. Students can use the ASX file uploaded in the Group Assignment section to make their choice.The Assignment Structure required is as follows: Assignment Requirements and Guidance Questions1Industry Description (4 marks, up to 400 words)a) Discuss the size of the industry and the level of competition.b) Identify the regulator/s of the industry. Comment on the extent of the regulator’spower to ensure compliance within the industry.2Company Description (6 marks, up to 400 words)a) What is/are the main source of business (the main source of revenue)?b) What is the capital structure of your selected company?3Financial Instrument Analysis (6 marks, up to 800 words)a) Obtain a copy of your selected company’s 2019 or 2020 Statement of FinancialPosition (Balance Sheet) and Statement of Financial Performance (IncomeStatement) and attach them as appendices with your group report.b) Based on the financial statements of your selected company, identify the financialinstruments. Check the Assets, Liabilities and Equities sections. Also, read throughthe Notes to the Financial Statements to get a better description of the financialinstruments you have identified.c) Evaluate the cash or liquidity situation of the company and provide an analysis basedon the liquidity ratios.4Financial Structure Analysis (10 marks, up to 1000 words)Suppose your selected company requires AUD $10 Million to finance a new project, and yourfinance managers are evaluating whether to borrow or to issue new shares.a) Identify two (2) key financial ratios that will be important to creditors.b) Identify two (2) key financial ratios that will be important to shareholders. Page 4 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment c) Calculate the four (4) financial ratios (above) based on the financial statements youhave attached.d) Based purely on Financial Ratios, recommend whether it is better for the company toborrow the AUD $10 Million or to issue AUD $10 Million new shares.5Financial Market Analysis (8 marks, up to 500 words)a) Conduct further research on your selected company and explain the governanceenvironment of the company. Has it been involved in any unethical practices in thepast? How did the regulators and investors react? What corrective actions were takenby the company? If there have been no reported incidents of unethical behaviour,comment on your selected company’s strategies that ensure compliance with the law.6Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations (4 marks, up to 400 words)Based on a summary of your findings, conclude whether the financial market for yourselected industry is “healthy”.7Presentation and formatting of the report (including the Assignment Cover Page and theReference List) – 2 marks. (Note this is NOT included in the total report word count ) Marking CriteriaWeightingIndustry Description4Company Description6Financial Instrument Analysis6Financial Structure Analysis10Financial Market Analysis8Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations4Presentation and formatting of the report (including references)2TOTAL Weight40 Marks Additional Information• Each group must include the “Peer Evaluation of Individual Participation in GroupAssignment” sheet with their group report.• Reports must be submitted via Safe-Assign on Blackboard and show a similaritypercentage figure. Any group report that does not show a Safe-Assign similaritypercentage will not be marked.• Late submissions will be subject to Holmes Institute policy on student assessmentsubmission and late penalties (please refer to subject outline and Student handbook).• Plagiarism in any form, shape or manner is unacceptable under any circumstances andwill be dealt with according to the Holmes Institute policy on plagiarism. Refer to thesection below on Academic Integrity.• In general, for written reports, a LOW Safe-Assign similarity percentage is acceptable.Regardless of the similarity figure, all group reports must use the correct in-text citationprotocols and proper referencing rules, as noted on page 2 of this document.Page 5 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group AssignmentAcademic IntegrityHolmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrityis integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, allassessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the sixcategories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issuesrelated to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencingguidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Skillslink on Blackboard.Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range fromdeduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or Unit involved, suspension of course enrolment,or cancellation of course enrolment.Table 1: Six Categories of Academic Integrity Breaches PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When astudent submits their own work on multiple occasions this is knownas self-plagiarism.CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete anassignment, in a way that is not authorised.CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student, with orwithout their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonableprecautions to prevent their own original work from being copied,this may also be considered an offence.ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present asoneself, in an in-person examination.Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generallyin exchange for money or other manner of payment.Data fabrication andfalsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting falseconclusions, including manipulating images. Source: INQAAHE, 2020Page 6 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group AssignmentMarking Rubric Excellent(85% – full marks given)Very Good (80%)Good (65%)Satisfactory (50%)Unsatisfactory (0%)IndustryDescription (4%)Identification of the playerswithin the industry, the level ofcompetition, the regulators ofthe industry and how theyinteract with each other.Identification of the playerswithin the industry, the level ofcompetition, and the regulatorsof the industry.Identification of theplayers within the industryand the level ofcompetition.Identification of the playerswithin the industry.No introduction or descriptionof the industry.CompanyDescription(6%)Identified an ASX Listedcompany within the selectedindustry, clarifying the mainbusiness and capital structure,included all requirements of thesection.Identified an ASX Listedcompany within the selectedindustry, clarifying the mainbusiness and capital structure,included all requirements of thesection.Identified an ASX Listedcompany within theselected industry,clarifying the mainbusiness and capitalstructure, including atleast one of therequirements of thesection.Identified an ASX Listedcompany within the selectedindustry, clarifying the mainbusiness and capital structure,including at least one of therequirements of the section.No introduction or descriptionof the ASX Listed Companyincluded in the report.Inappropriate choice oforganisation. Not in theapproved list nor in thecorrect industry.FinancialInstrumentAnalysis (6%)Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and at least 2financial instruments havebeen identified and analysedcorrectly. The liquidity of theselected company is discussedand analysed properly.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and at least 2financial instruments have beenidentified and analysedcorrectly. The liquidity of theselected company is discussedand analysed properly.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and at least 1financial instrument havebeen identified andanalysed correctly.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and at least financialinstruments have beenidentified and analysedcorrectly.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement not attached inappendices.Financial instruments notidentified.Liquidity is not discussedproperly. Page 7 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment FinancialStructureAnalysis (10%)Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and allfinancial ratios appropriatefor the company has beenselected and analysedcorrectly. Analysis ofwhether each ratio is astrength or weakness isprovided.Conclusion provided onwhether AUD 10 Million is tobe raised using debt orequity.Excellent marks will be givenif the ratios are linked witheach other or if morerelevant ratios are providedand analysed.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and somefinancial ratios appropriatefor the company has beenselected and analysedcorrectly. Analysis of whethereach ratio is a strength orweakness is provided.Conclusion provided onwhether AUD 10 Million is tobe raised using debt orequity.Balance Sheet andIncome Statementattached in appendicesand a few financial ratiosappropriate for thecompany has beenselected and analysedcorrectly. Analysis ofwhether each ratio is astrength or weakness isprovided.Conclusion provided onwhether AUD 10 Millionis to be raised using debtor equity.Balance Sheet and IncomeStatement attached inappendices and few financialratios appropriate for thecompany has been selectedand analysed correctly.Analysis of whether ratio is astrength or weakness isprovided.Financial ratios notappropriate for thecompany and/or incorrectlycalculated.The analysis of thefinancial ratio is notsufficient for appropriatejudgement on the lastrequirement.Financial MarketAnalysis (8%)Good data presented inexplaining the governanceenvironment of the companyand well researched hasbeen taken to find potentialethical issues linked to thecompany practices andpolicies.The reaction f theregulator and investorsdiscussed properly.Appropriate data presentedin explaining the governanceenvironment of the companyand well researched has beentaken to find potential ethicalissues linked to the companypractices and policies.The reaction f the regulatorand investors discussed.Enough comment providedon the company’s strategiesthat ensure governance andcompliance with the law.Data presented inexplaining thegovernanceenvironment of thecompany.The reaction f theregulator andinvestors discussedproperly.Enough commentprovided on thecompany’s strategiesData presented in explainingthe governanceenvironment of thecompany.Enough comment providedon the company’s strategiesthat ensure governance andcompliance with the lawInadequate data presentedin explaining thegovernanceenvironment of thecompany.The reaction f the regulatorand investors is notdiscussed properly.No comment provided onthe company’s strategiesthat ensure governanceand compliance with thelaw. Page 8 of 8HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment Enough commentprovided on thecompany’s strategies thatensure governance andcompliance with the law.that ensuregovernance andcompliance with thelawFindings,Conclusion andRecommendations(4%)Presenting a wide range ofadequate recommendationsthat exemplarily supportedby justification and analysis;Using data and informationderived from financialanalysis completed in anefficient, analytical andlogical manner;Presenting very goodrecommendations thatproperly supported byjustification and analysis;Data and information derivedfrom financial analysiscompleted are properly usedto support therecommendationsPresenting adequaterecommendations thatproperly supported byjustification andresearch;Data and informationderived from financialanalysis completed areproperly used to supportthe recommendationsDemonstrating limitedjustification and analysis ofthe given recommendations;Providing norecommendations orinadequaterecommendations forfinancial institutions;No relevant justificationusing data and informationderived from the analysis offinancial statements;Presentation andformatting of thereport.(2%)Demonstrated a high level ofunderstanding and skills ofacademic writing by meansof criticism, logicalargument, and interpretationof data and information.Assignment Cover Page andReference List provided andcan be traced to in textcitation. Reference list isappropriate for the research.Very rational demonstrationof the ability to present theideas in proper analyticaland contextual levelAssignment Cover Page andReference List provided andcan be traced to in textcitation. Reference list isappropriate for the research.Demonstrating theability to present theideas in properanalytical andcontextual levelAssignment Cover Pageand Reference Listprovided and can betraced to in text citation.Demonstrating limited skillsof academic writing in termsof structure, presentation,wordings and referencingAssignment Cover Page andReference List providedFailing to meet therequirements of academicwriting in terms ofstructure, presentation,wordings and referencing.No Assignment Cover Pageand Reference List

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